From the start, I sounded a note of caution: What if the allegations against Dr. Ronny Jackson were false, or partially false? What if the Democrats are being tricked?
I became particularly suspicious when the "car crash" claim arose, and Jackson did not back down. The crash of a government vehicle is not a matter of memory or opinion. Incontrovertible paperwork would be involved.
Then Jackson withdrew his nomination, and I apologized for offering a wrongheaded forecast.
Turns out I was right all along
The "crashed car" claim was bogus. The intent was to get rid of Senator Jon Tester of Montana, the Dem who (foolishly) led the charge against Jackson. Tester is up for re-election, and the electoral winds were already blowing against him.
Trump is happy to sacrifice Jackson, against whom other allegations may well be true. He intends to put John Kelly
in Jackson's position.
A superb dirty tricks operation, this was. Too smart for Trump. Someone else thought of this maneuver.
Never underestimate the Republicans. They may not have much talent for governance, but their ratfucking skills have no parallel.
Who made the false "crashed car" claim to Tester and the Dems? Take names and take note. That's the world we live in now: If a Republican operative manages to fake out a Dem, the Dem takes the blame.